Halifax firm wins major hospital bed contract
Halifax-based healthcare equipment manufacturers Sidhil have won a contract with Bedford Hospital NHS Trust for 130 of their brand new Innov8 iQ ward beds
The Innov8 iQ has been chosen as part of a programme to replace existing beds with modern, electrically operated equipment designed around optimising tissue viability, infection control and manual handling.
Sidhil’s Innov8 iQ was first launched earlier this year, and has been described as a ‘modern ward bed with intelligent thinking’ because of its intuitive electrical positioning capabilities. The bed offers a range of important clinical benefits including a mattress platform which descends to an exceptionally low height, which is expected to make a significant contribution towards improved health and safety in terms of falls prevention.
“The Trust already has experience of Sidhil’s Innov8 Low bed, with 50 now in use at Bedford Hospital,” stated Katherine Hopkinson, Manual Handling Trainer for the Trust. “The Innov8 iQ was selected as a result of a formal tender process, and was deemed to offer the best solution in terms of a combination of performance and cost efficiency, clinical benefits, engineering quality and price.”
The beds are currently being manufactured at Sidhil’s Halifax production plant. The company is the only remaining volume manufacturer of hospital beds in the UK.